A Mother’s Story – An Advent Play (Dec 10th)

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Location: Grace Episcopal Church

Date: December 10th, 2016 3pm

Admission: Free and Open to the Public, One Bag of Canned Groceries is Requested From Each Family As A Free-will Donation to the Ecumenical Food Pantry

Co-sponsored by Grace Episcopal Church, Emmanuel Lutheran Church,
and Saint Timothy’s Catholic Church

Performed by Olivia Woodford traveling from North Carolina

Scripture comes to life in this beautiful script and performance that portrays the fulfillment of God’s promise and the birth of the Messiah.

The events surrounding the birth of Jesus are depicted through the eyes of the women who were around Mary as they witness the First Christmas.

The great mystery of His coming unfolds amidst the daily tasks and culture of Israel two thousand years ago.

You will feel as if you are right there with Elizabeth as she realizes she is pregnant with John the Baptist, the depth of her devotion to her husband Zachariah, and how she welcomes Mary for her three-month visit.  When Mary returns to her village, experience the courage and strength of Mary’s mother, Anne, as she responds to the village’s confusion surrounding the pregnancy.advent-2

Leah, a daughter of the House of David, travels to Bethlehem and is inside the inn when Mary and Joseph knock at the door; a Shepherdess in Bethlehem bears witness to the host of angels and the miracle of what lays in the manger; and finally Anna, the Seeress in the temple declares the identity of the baby when He comes for baptism.

As Jesus’ light comes into a world of darkness, this inspiring and joyous presentation illuminates the doubts and triumph of each of the women as her hope and faith is renewed in God, herself, and life.

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Previous reviews

“I have never seen a performance depicting the scriptures more powerful, moving and impactful.”  — Gil Swire, Trinity Episcopal – Canton, MA

“Olivia Woodford is a very gifted artist who provides presentations that are spirit-filled, insightful and spiritually enriching. Her ability to make biblical characters come alive is extraordinary. — Fr. Frank Silva, St. Margaret’s Parish – Burlington, MA

“Stunning and effective portrayal of Gospel women. Everyone was spellbound.”

Bev Duncan, Pittsfield Congregational Church – Pittsfield, MA

“Our church was witness to an extraordinary event. Those who saw this artistic rendering of the personal awakenings that happened in relationship to Jesus were deeply moved. All said that scripture stories came alive as never before. Olivia Woodford is a gifted person. Through the vehicle of this performance she has an incredible ministry to offer.” — Rev. Allison Stokes, Director of The Women’s Interfaith Institute and Former Pastor of West Stockbridge United Methodist, W. Stockbridge, MA

 

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